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overwhelmingly to take up a bill that could impose sales tax on all internet sales. today's vote clears the way for debate and attempts later this week. it would then go to the house of representatives. the bill would exempt online retailers with less than a million a year in sales. >>> protesters in san francisco used the annual environmental event as a call to arms. [ drums beating ] >> at the epa's regional headquarters, a diversion crowd of demonstrators spoke out against a variety of problems. they criticized the investigation into last summer's richmond refinery fire and also protested against hydraulic fracking for natural gas. >> we're here to ask the epa to stop the expansion of the toxic wasteland filling our town. >> these people are really frustrated. many of them low-income minority folks from the bay area that feel like there's too much pollution in the neighborhoods. >> the protesters then marched to the state department offices where they stepped up their protests to civil disobedience. the epa administrator said 40 years after the first earth day, the planet is still hurting,
that the 2010 spill cost the state a variety of tax revenues. the state also seeks punitive damages. (chaos) >> thousands of people in denver, colorado yesterday seen scattering after gunshots rang out during a 4-20 celebration. this is the first time the state has hosted such an event since it legalized marijuana. a man and women were shot but are expected to survive. the man's dog was also shot. police are now looking for suspects. witnesses describe the scene as a jovial quickly turned to panic once the shots rang out. >> the federal defense of marriage act is being challenged by a lesbian couple in los angeles. one member of the couple is from the philippines, and she's facing deportation. she can't obtain residency because the u-s government doesn't recognize her marriage. the judge says current law violates the woman's rights. so he's allowing a class- action lawsuit. it's one of several challenges being brought against federal marriage laws. >> coming up social media planning a major role. you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't jus
like they are already getting money from taxes. they charge you for everything in the world. i think it's an added cost that is not necessary. >> they are messy. people throw them everywhere. they do plug stuff up. i would like it to be a little cleaner for my grand kids as they grow up. >> californian's reuse about 20 billion plastic bags every year. today some stores will hand out their bags for free. you keep your bags in the trunk and forget them so i ask people on facebook a very funny conversation going on about where people keep their bags. how they remember to bring their bags. >> after going in and having to pay because they are in the car i'm going to start remembering them now. >> right. maybe there is the incentive. >>> good morning, everybody. let's take a look at what we have now. we have a new crash in san francisco i want to mention. northbound 101 near the 280 interchange. one car hit the wall there. it's causing slow traffic coming up from near candle stick. let's go out and take a look at commute at the bay bridge toll plaza. westbound. you can see traffic is moving a
their representatives to vote against the marketplace fairness act which is an online sales tax. the biboys out there it would go after smaller merchants and hurt them. the stock market off to a mixed open. corporate earnings driving the way. we are going to get a report on existing home sales in the u.s. at 7 a.m. our time. right now the dow lower by 21 points. nasdaq heading higher by 6. s&p is trading flat. apple shares trying to rebound today, up about .75%. >> thank you, kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. >>> time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." >> norah o'donnell is in the big chair today and joins us life in new york with more on the big show. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ahead we have new information on what the fbi is learning from the boston bombing suspect under guard and awake at a hospital. also, we'll take you to russia where we're tracking down information about the suspect's past. gaves all a rare look at the dogs that serve u.s. special forces. this morning a decorated seal who trains many of those dogs will be here with us
. >> investigators and taxes have not determined a cause of the explosion that killed 14 people including 10 first responders and a fertilizer plant in west texas. investigators say they pinpointed where the blast originated. the mpeg damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and businesses leaving hundreds of people homeless and in need of help. authorities have also released 91 tapes that captured the initial panic after the fire and massive blast. >> there was some type of explosion and our house, all of the windows are completely blocked and. the walls, part of it is blown off. >>, down and take a deep breath. we are aware of the situation and we are sending people out there as soon as we can. >> city leaders allowed some residents to return to their homes are the weekend but they still face strict curfews. fire officials will hold a memorial service at baylor university on thursday and honor of the volunteer firefighters who died. >> the boy scouts of america are proposing to partially lift its longtime ban on homosexuals. this proposal comes after weeks of private deliberation between the organiz
price dropped 11 cents over the last two weeks. >>> the senate could allow states to tax internet purchases adding $11 billion to state coffers and wall street gets back to work after the dow's worst weekly decline since june. back to you. >> mary, thanks. >>> in great britain, the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton appeared in public on sunday with her pregnancy more evident than ever. she stood in for queen elizabeth at a review of scouts while the queen celebrated her 87th birthday in private. the duchess and prince william are expecting the first child this summer. for those who are on royal baby bump watch -- if you have been living under a rock, did you know. >> when you said her name i perked up and i wanted to see bump. >> she looks beautiful. >> certainly does. >> mr. roker has more on the midwest flooding an the local forecast. >> not a lot of good news for friends in the midwest and winter won't let go. we have a funnel system. behind it a lot of cold air and snow for the upper midwest and the plains. ahead of it, a lot of wet weather. we are looking from sheridan up
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